Brandan Robertson has been in the headlines quite a bit in the last year or so as he is an openly gay, self-described “pastor” who opposed traditional, biblical theology while installing himself as a biblical scholar and theologian. Robertson is an advocate for sexual immorality and teaches that premarital sex is “good” and “healthy.” Of course, conservative Bible-believing Christians would never consider Robertson’s claims to Christianity valid, but the world sees things like this and brings reproach upon Christ.
Robertson made the news earlier this year when he claimed that Jesus used a “racial slur” in Mark chapter 7 during the account of the Syrophoenician woman. Robertson said that the woman essentially bucked up to Jesus causing Jesus to “repent” of his racism and then “do the work” he was supposed to do. Obviously absurd.
He’s also claimed that Jesus doesn’t desire our worship because “only the Gospel of John” says he does.
Now, in one of the most absurd claims and twisting of Scripture that he’s made–even for a rebellious sodomite false teacher–Robertson claims that there isn’t a single verse in Scripture that condemns homosexual relationships. Worse, he claims that the eunuchs in the Scripture are “sexual minorities”–which he also describes as “genderqueer” and “homosexual”–are repeatedly blessed.
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Of course, this is patently absurd. While most thinking and logical people don’t actually need an exegesis of Romans 1 to know that the Scriptures plainly and clearly condemn homosexual relationships, sadly, the ratio of logical people in this world is shrinking quickly. So here we go:
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. –Romans 1:26-27
In this passage, in the context of which Paul is writing, Paul is stating that these unbelievers were irrational, illogical people (just like Brandan Robertson) who failed to rightly acknowledge God. Instead of worshiping God in Spirit and truth, they instead worshiped the Creation rather than the Creator. (Romans 1:24-25)
For that reason, God gave them over to their perverted sexual desires whereby the sin itself also became part of the judgment for their sin. Hopefully, you don’t need me to paint you a picture of what the “due penalty for their error” looks like.
Likewise, it is ridiculous to conclude that the eunuchs in Scripture that Robertson mentions are “genderqueers” or “homosexuals.” Eunuchs, as Jesus mentioned in Matthew 19:12, could either have been born that way or otherwise castrated by their slavemaster for some reason, which would be involuntary, or they could have simply chosen to live a celibate (not homosexual or “genderqueer”) life for the sake of the Kingdom. The latter would have been voluntary and would include the gift of celibacy. The gift of celibacy would only include people who abstained from sexual activity.
Robertson, once again, is leading people to Hell.